A golden figure of a jaguar in the Museo del Oro Precolombino.

Sights in San José’s Plaza de la Cultura

Musicians, jugglers, and marimba bands entertain the crowds in San José’s Plaza de la Cultura. Amidst the lively atmosphere, take the time to explore the stunning architecture of the Teatro Nacional and the world-class Museo del Oro Precolombino.

Colonial architecture as seen on a Havana street. Photo © Gareth Williams, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Cuban Colonial Architecture

Cuba boasts the New World’s finest assemblage of colonial buildings. Spanning four centuries, these palaces, mansions, churches, castles, and more simple structures catalog a progression of styles. Learn how to identify the earmarks of each style in your travels throughout Cuba.

Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Photo © Christopher P. Baker.

Sights in Zulueta (Calle Agramonte)

Calle Agramonte, more commonly referred to by its colonial name of Zulueta, is home to several sights worth making time to see. Especially make time to see the museums in the area, one dedicated to the history of the revolution, one to antique firefighting memorabilia, and one to Cuban artwork of all kinds.

Carved relief sculptures of men and women, some of the stone faces have fallen away.

The Temples of Angkor: Three-Day Itinerary

The main temples of Angkor can be seen in a day, but that hardly does justice to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Three days in Angkor gives you enough time to soak up the main structures at leisure and get a good impression of the former might of the Khmer culture.

View inside Iglesias Nuestra Senora de la Merced. Photo © Christopher P. Baker.

The Churches of Southern Habana Vieja

The southern half of Habana Vieja, south of Calle Brasil, was the ecclesiastical center of Havana during the colonial era and is studded with churches and convents. For those interested in architecture and history, a visit to this area is a must.

A Guided Walk Along Calle Obispo in Havana

Pedestrians-only Calle Obispo links Plaza de Armas with Parque Central and is Habana Vieja’s busiest shopping street. Beginning in Plaza Albear, this walking tour takes you to all the architectural sights and museums along the way to Plaza de Armas.

The front of the George Carr house in San Diego.

The Historic Arts and Crafts Homes of San Diego

The truth is that some of the best architecture in San Deigo is found in private residences, and if architecture is your thing, the historic arts and crafts homes around town are a must-see. Here are the homes and tours to put on your list.

Coronado Bridge in San Diego, California.

San Diego Area Sights: Coronado Highlights

If you’re in San Diego, the trip across the Coronado bridge to visit this famous resort city should definitely be on your list. Highlights include the spectacular bridge itself, the story of how the resort city came to be, and most notably, the famous Hotel del Coronado.